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DWG text in dashed or dotted linetype.

A - answer Drawing texts in AutoCAD do not use linetypes, i.e. DWG text entities do not respect their linetype setting (neither through properties nor layers). If you need to display or print any text as dashed lines (or dashdot, dotted), you can use these methods:
  1. Explode the text to lines - see the Tip 1901 and assign the requested linetype to them
  2. Use a special font for the texts - e.g. the fonts DASH.SHX, DOT.SHX or DOTFONT.SHX
  3. Use a plot style with a dashed linetype - only for SHX fonts, not for TTF. Do not assign the linetype via properties but use a color- or name-dependent plotstyle (set its Linetype property in the CTB/STB table):

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6.6.2016    4700×  
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applies to: AutoCAD · AutoCAD LT ·

See also:
Tip 11830:How to influence linetype scale or color for hidden edges in documentation views?
Tip 11788:Invalid number or bad continuation - when creating a linetype.
Tip 11751:toMulti converts polylines to multi-lines driven by a definition table.
Tip 11564:Avoid name collisions between AutoCAD font- and symbol files (SHX).
Tip 11448:Numbered linetypes for line grids.


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